Testimonies of people of Rosia Montana, that will not give up and continue fighting against the mining project that would destroy houses, places where they grew up, lived, in which they buried their relatives - life and the environment.
Currently, the Romanian-Canadian company, Rosia Montana Gold Corporation, plans to open a huge gold mine using cyanide extraction technology, near Rosia Montana, a town in Transylvania. A village, four hills, churches and cemeteries, with all the historic and Alburnus Maior ruins and Roman remains would be dissolved in cyanide within 15-17 years.
215 million tons of ore would be processed by using several hundred tons of cyanide. As a waste product of the operation, 215 million tons of toxic sludge will be generated and stored in a valley protected by a dam 185 meters high. Tailings dam would cover over 200 hectares, but the project does not include any plan to isolate the bottom of the dam. This means that toxic sludge will pollute not only air but ground and surface waters.
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